"What may seem like a window into the heart of a pastor will quickly become one into your own soul."
—Rusty George, Lead Pastor, Real Life Church, Valencia, California, author of Better Together
"It is obvious that he has not only been through the trenches but understands the kingdom of God on a level that few do, but many long to."
—Laura Mullenix, Founder of Bethnuah Ministries, author of The Long Way Home
"When a pastor or Christian leader gets real—giving us glimpses behind the clerical covering into their real humanity—well, then grace roars like a hurricane."
—Michael John Cusick, author of Surfing for God, CEO of Restoring the Soul
“Well, this sucks! I know, preachers aren't supposed to talk that way. But from time to time, churchy words just don’t seem to convey what’s truly going on in the soul."
Through humor and real-life stories of pain, Steve Hinton looks honestly at tough questions about God, self, and life. While some of these questions might seem shocking coming from a preacher, they are the questions that many of us ask late at night when the lights are out. Confessions is a book for:
- Those who have honest doubts about God’s goodness and love
- Those seeking to know their true identity in a world of mixed messages about humanity, God, and themselves
- Those who have faced years of unanswered prayer
- Those trying to make sense of a broken life and feelings of an absent God
It is Steve’s desire that by walking through these pages, you will discover the love of Christ at a deeper level. Come along on the journey of Confessions and uncover a renewed hope for your life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Inspiring, truthful and funny...highly recommend Confessions Steve Hinton’s honest and open vulnerability in his “journey” to draw closer to his Heavenly Father is refreshing. With humor, (comparing his smile in his eight grade pic to Spock in Star Trek) his story draws you in as he shares his doubts, failures and growth from childhood to his current position as a “Preacher” in Northwest Houston. He speaks the truth in love. “We long for God deep within our souls even though we might not be brave enough to admit it.” Steve’s love for God, his family and for people is an inspiration. Highly recommend this book.
Happy to help share this book about a man who God looked after even when Steve probably didn't think God had a plan for him. This guy is special for me. He's a God loving man, a mentor for me, the man who married my son Justin and Hester. His time with them was an inspiration to their marriage and Christian Life. Confessions hits deep and hard as you read. I would read a few pages and then read them again to make sure I was understanding what those words meant for me. His confessions let me know that it's ok for me to have my own confessions to know that no matter the circumstances God does work in our lives for our own good.
A great read to help encourage your faith. Steve writes with honesty and humility to share his struggles and doubts while referring to numerous scriptures to build your faith. You will grow closer to Jesus as you learn important Biblical principles, and you will be encouraged in your daily walk.
Confessions is a refreshing approach to discussing faith and how it can inform the honest struggles of life. Steve tackles topics such as family dysfunction, sex, politics, shame, and depression though a biographical context that connects the reader to the author. It is written as though speaking to a friend; unguarded , vulnerable, and encouragingly honest. The reader can find common ground and maybe even answers to the common misconceptions of how life and faith intersect
I recommend Confessions as it illustrates Biblical truth in a life story as it is lived. The belief that living godly should be happy and rewarding too often does not match reality. The openness and honesty of this author dispel that falsehood. And he does it in such a way that the greater hope and joy of our Lord Jesus shine through. This book speaks openly and honestly of what it's like for a "working preacher” as well as how it is for all who take seriously following Jesus and living as He taught. Most of all, the author leads all Christians to face their struggles with faith and daily realities. I found the book useful and recommend it.